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Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq... Read More

BornGertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell
14 July 1868
Washington New Hall, County Durham, England
Died12 July 1926 (aged 57)
Baghdad, Mandatory Iraq
OccupationTraveller, political officer
EraVictorian, Edwardian – 1900s
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